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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 21TEXAS STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PSYCHOLOGISTS
CHAPTER 463APPLICATIONS AND EXAMINATIONS
RULE §463.1Types of Licensure

The Board accepts applications for four types of licenses to practice psychology in the state of Texas:

  (1) Licensed Psychological Associate. This is a license for qualified individuals with a graduate degree to practice psychology. Requirements for the psychological associate license are found in §463.8 of this title (relating to Licensure as a Psychological Associate) and §463.14 of this title (relating to Written Examinations).

  (2) Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. This license is required by law for the practice of school psychology in the public schools of Texas. Requirements for the specialist in school psychology license are found in §463.9 of this title (relating to Licensure as a Specialist in School Psychology) and §463.14 of this title.

  (3) Provisionally Licensed Psychologist. This is a doctoral level license to practice psychology under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. This license is a prerequisite for licensure as a psychologist. Requirements for provisionally licensed psychologist are found in §463.10 of this title (relating to Provisionally Licensed Psychologist) and §463.14 of this title.

  (4) Licensed Psychologist. This is a doctoral level license for the independent practice of psychology. It is obtained by two means:

    (A) Obtaining provisional licensure as a psychologist and completing the required two years of supervised experience. Requirements for licensure as a psychologist are found in §463.11 of this title (relating to Licensed Psychologist), and §463.14 of this title.

    (B) Applying from a jurisdiction which holds a reciprocity agreement with Texas, meeting the Board's requirements for licensure by reciprocity, and passing the Board's Jurisprudence Exam. Criteria for reciprocity jurisdictions are listed in §463.29 of this title (relating to Reciprocity Requirements). Requirements for licensure as a psychologist by means of reciprocity are found in §463.12 of this title (relating to Licensed Psychologist by Reciprocity) and §463.14 of this title.


Source Note: The provisions of this §463.1 adopted to be effective October 3, 1999, 24 TexReg 8169; amended to be effective August 25, 2005, 30 TexReg 4833; amended to be effective December 27, 2015, 40 TexReg 9292; amended to be effective December 18, 2017, 42 TexReg 7150

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